What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Kids’ Dentist?
At Clagett Dental, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive dental care for Elizabethtown children. Working with a dentistry practice that is experienced with the youngest of patients is extremely important in providing a relaxing, safe dental environment for your children, as well as teaching them the best techniques for practicing their own oral healthcare at home.
Whether you’re looking for a dentistry practice for your toddler’s first dentist appointment or your child is seeing someone else, but you want a dentist who specializes in children, you’ve come to the right place. Our doctors take extra care when working with children, including:
- Creating a soothing, comforting environment to ease any dental anxiety your children may have
- Speaking to children with words that are easy for them to understand
- Providing complete oral healthcare, including dental cleanings, x-rays, and more
- Making x-rays, which some kids find uncomfortable, easy to do
- Teaching children kid-friendly tips and tricks for taking care of their own teeth
When a dentist is working with kids, sometimes an appointment will last longer as kids are naturally curious and may have questions, or they may be hesitant if they haven’t been to the dentist before. Our specially-trained doctors work with parents and children alike to provide the best dental experience possible while being very patient and taking as much time as necessary to ensure your child receives all the dental care and all the attention from our doctors that he or she deserves.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends all children see a dentist by age 1, or within 6 months of his or her first tooth erupting, whichever occurs first. As you can see, with patients as little as a 1 year old needing dental care, it’s important your child sees a dentist who is experienced working with children this young.
Is Choosing a Kids’ Dentist Right for Your Family?
Many Elizabethtown families who choose to work with our doctors are especially pleased that we offer children’s dental services. The parents we work with want the best for their children, as do all parents. Choosing a local dental practice that is experienced with children’s dental care, and the appropriate bedside manner to use with kids, relieves children’s stress about visiting the dentist, as well as calms down mom and dad’s worries, too.
A dentist who works regularly works with kids is also a great option for making sure your child receives the specialized dental care that kids need. While our doctors see kids all the time, other dentists in our area may not have many kids as patients. Therefore, they may not be as knowledgeable or on the lookout for some common dental complications that kids may encounter. These include:
- Difficulty brushing and flossing properly
- Tooth decay
- Having sensitive teeth
- Correcting an underbite or other orthodontic issues
- Frequently experiencing canker sores
- Pediatric gum disease
Finally, our dentists make sure your kids receive kid-friendly fluoride applications to help ensure they’re teeth grow properly and strongly, and are as resistant as possible to tooth decay and cavities.
What Is the Cost of Visiting a Kids’ Dentist?
Our Elizabethtown dental practice prides itself on offering competitive pricing for dental procedures. We accept a variety of dental insurances. Your exact costs will be dependent on your dental insurance provider, your insurance coverages, and your copay and deductible amounts. If you have questions about whether or not we accept your dental insurance or what you out-of-pocket costs will be for your child’s dental care, contact our office at (270) 769-3306.
What Is the Recovery Like With a Kids’ Dentist?
While the vast majority of kids only need twice-annual dental cleanings and checkups, which, of course, have no downtime. However, some children have dental concerns that require more extensive care. If your child needs a dental intervention, our doctors will explain the recovery process and timeline with you before performing any procedure.
Contact Us to Schedule a Dental Checkup for Your Child
We’d love to have the opportunity to be your child’s dentist. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our experience providing dental care to kids, call our office at (270) 769-3306.